Saturday, November 18, 2006

Qatar Airways Expands KL-Doha route

Qatar Airways increases seat capacity for KL-Doha route

KUALA LUMPUR: Qatar Airways is expanding seat capacity by 27% for its Kuala Lumpur-Doha route to cater to the rising demand for business and leisure travel between Malaysia and the Middle Eastern countries.

The increase in seat capacity was in line with the increased market demand from Malaysia, area manager for Malaysia, Alan Chua, said in a statement.

“The number of Malaysian business travellers going to the Middle East has been growing steadily over the past few years, fuelled by stronger trade ties between Malaysia and the Middle Eastern countries,” he said.

Chua said Doha-Kuala Lumpur was one of the most popular routes for Qatar Airways' Far East region, where the airline currently served 12 destinations.

Its flights in and out of Malaysia had been successful, offering excellent connections over its hub in Doha to destinations across the Middle East, he added.

According to Tourism Malaysia's statistics, more than 147,600 tourists from the Middle East visited Malaysia in 2005, an increase of 17% over the previous year.

“With Visit Malaysia Year 2007 around the corner, we foresee an increase in tourist arrivals from the Middle East.

“Qatar Airways, with our regular flights frequency, is in strong position to meet the demands of our travellers to Malaysia,” Chua said.

Currently, Qatar Airways flies seven times a week between Kuala Lumpur and Doha, the capital state of Qatar. – Bernama

News Source : STAR

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